PNGKF refutes instructor’s claim of world accreditation

PNGKF refutes instructor’s claim of world accreditation

Papua New Guinea and the other Pacific island countries do not have a World Karate referee, contrary to a news report that a Shitoryu Karate instructor in Lae has been granted such status. According to the PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) president Carl Mari, the only Pacific Islander, a Fijian, has passed the Oceania judge B-licence. “To get someone to achieve World Karate referee status is quite out of our reach at this stage, but we’ll…

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Tarapia introduces new form of karate

Tarapia introduces new form of karate

Karate-Do Shitoryo is a style of karate that is being introduced into the country by PNG’s first licensed World Shitoryo referee and judge, John Tarapia. Tarapia was awarded his licence in June last year by the Philippines Karate-do League (PKL) after attending a referees and coaches seminar at Muntinlupe City. Tarapia is also the first national to receive a black belt (dan) in Karate-do Shitoryo and he is also recognised by PKL organising committee chairman…

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